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The Trade That’s Really Paying off For Edmonton In 2016-17

October has been a great month for Peter Chiarelli. After a controversial summer, his Edmonton Oilers are sitting atop the Western Conference with a magnificent 7-2-0 record, and newcomers like Adam Larsson and Kris Russell have been key components to that successful start. Yet while Larsson and Russell have been important to Edmonton’s progress this…

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It’s Report Card Time Again

My friends, the first month of the season is in the books and it’s one again time for you to put your principal’s hat on and get ready to grade the Oilers based on what has happened so far.

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Four Times The NHL Rallied Together

Craig Anderson left the Ottawa Senators last week after hearing the news that his wife, Nicolle, had been diagnosed with cancer. It wasn’t an easy decision, but after back-up goalie, Andrew Hammond, went down with an injury, Nicolle Anderson pushed her husband to rejoin his second family, as they needed his help. 

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A new feature: Who are You?

Embed from Getty Images I started a new semi-regular feature on my show called Who Are You. It will feature Oilers and other NHL players, but we don’t discuss hockey, instead we take a light-hearted approach and discuss their off-ice interests. My first guest was Zack Kassian.

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Monday Mailbag – Who’s the Best Defenseman So Far?

The weekend is over, you’re back at work, and you need a way to kill a little bit of company time until you’re allowed to part ways with the office and your pants. As always, I present you with another edition of the Monday Mailbag. The mailbag only works because of you guys, and if you…

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WEEKEND UPDATE!

The job of a pro prospect is to show well at the AHL level, and then wait for a chance in the NHL. Jujhar Khaira is at that spot now—impacting each minor league game but with no ticket north—and the Bakersfield Condors benefit from his presence. Here’s a look at the Oilers prospect group and…

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GDB 9.0: THERE’S SOMETHING HAPPENING HERE

The Edmonton Oilers romped through October like a hurricane, and with one game left in the month the club is on the verge of shock and awe. If the Oilers win tonight, the club could play .500 hockey from here until the end of the schedule (73 points in 73 games) and finish with 89…

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CLOCK FACTORY

Jujhar Khaira has four goals in his first three AHL games this season, as he enters the final year of this entry-level deal. Khaira (in photo by Mark Williams, all rights reserved) may be that more rare of things: An Oiler draft pick developed successfully (forward division) using the AHL as the final stop before…

Yeoman’s Work

 Embed from Getty Images Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was Edmonton’s top centre from the time he was drafted right up until the day Connor McDavid joined the team. He was destined to be no higher than number two from that moment on. However, before McDavid was drafted the Oilers also added Leon Draisaitl, thinking that he would…

THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO UH-OH

The Edmonton Oilers are 7-1-0 after eight games and everything is coming up McDavid. Is everything as sunny as the won-loss record? It depends. When Connor McDavid is on the ice, things are gold. Off ice? Well…. We are too early in the game to be able to trust any of the numbers, but let’s…

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TOP 100 OILERS: DWAYNE ROLOSON (45)

Embed from Getty Images Simply put, Dwayne Roloson is on this list because of the part he played in the stunning and unexpected roller-coaster ride the Edmonton Oilers took their fans on during the 2006 playoffs. When the underdog Oilers needed him most, starting in the opening round of the post-season against the Detroit Red…